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Den. speciosum - best in the world ?

This is a discussion on Den. speciosum - best in the world ? within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Wow wow wow wow ..... and more wow! I've long wanted to have a speciosum ...

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    Wow wow wow wow ..... and more wow!

    I've long wanted to have a speciosum and I've heard that particular plant loves dry conditions and cool weather to coax it to flower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walingwaling View Post
    absolutely spectacular!
    i just doubt the number of spikes, i've counted 30 something on this pix, which is pretty much half of the plant.
    Could it be the 102 refers to the number of flowers and not actually the number of spikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy View Post
    Not the best in the world. Its not uncommon to see plants of this with more spikes. The problem is that you have to go to where its growing coz it sure can't be shifted easily.
    Really? not uncommon????

    Geesh! I can't imagine what those plants would look like growing in the wild when you're saying that this particular plant isn't the best in the world .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy View Post
    Not the best in the world. Its not uncommon to see plants of this with more spikes. The problem is that you have to go to where its growing coz it sure can't be shifted easily.


    OK Roy , lets see a better one....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManilaByNight View Post
    Could it be the 102 refers to the number of flowers and not actually the number of spikes?
    Many of those spikes mayy have 100 flowers or more each. And there are well over 40 spikes visible on this side of the plant if you look closely. I don't doubt the 102 spikes at all.

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    First of all...WOW! See i'm the ding bat that sees big overgrown plants as a fun challenge. And they are fun to repot...it just takes patience and alot of free time. That one looks like i'd need something electric to cut it apart. he he Now where is it again? lol Actually i'd been thinking about getting one of these...I have a nice corner out back where it should thrive.

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    I'm surprise when I view the photo. Amazing plant and super grower.

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    And how on earth did I miss this post !!! Thanks Lee for bumping up this topic !! Awesome plant I dream of such specimens LOL !

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    I have just thought ; how to repot it .
    For mixing the compost, maybe a concrete mixer ?
    For adding compost to the pot, maybe a JCB ( tractor mounted giant shovel) ?
    For holding the plant in the pot at the right height, maybe a crane ?
    For settling the compost in, some kind of vibrator - the kind used with diamond ore after they shovel it out of the big hole, to vibrate all the small stuff through the sieve and leave the big lumps behind.
    provblem is that you would be setting up a factory, not a potting shed. I don't have room in my garden. Come to think of it, I don't have room in my greenhouse for the plant, either !.
    But its fun to talk about it.

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